Link previews enabled for YouTube videos and Twitter statuses

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As indicated in my response to Valmar's request for a YouTube video previewer in the "Free will re-redux" thread, I've enabled two of my Link Tools plugin's link previewers, which have the effect of (1) auto-embedding YouTube vids when bare links to them are posted, and (2) auto-embedding Twitter statuses seeing how fond the Woolley Stannoth is of posting bare Twitter links.

Link Tools is the rebranding of the plugin I originally introduced to the forum as the Duplicate link warner.
(This post was last modified: 2021-04-20, 01:18 PM by Laird.)
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Testing...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZBjmScEbY8

I don't see the preview in forum post preview mode, just the link.
(This post was last modified: 2021-04-20, 02:56 PM by Typoz.)
(2021-04-20, 02:54 PM)Typoz Wrote: I don't see the preview in forum post preview mode, just the link.

Yes, that's expected. It only shows up after the post is submitted. I might be able to get it working with preview mode, but so far have lacked the motivation.
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(2021-04-20, 03:04 PM)Laird Wrote: Yes, that's expected. It only shows up after the post is submitted. I might be able to get it working with preview mode, but so far have lacked the motivation.

That's ok Laird, I was just finding out what to expect. Thanks for your work on this, I'm grateful.
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Elsewhere, @Laird said,
Quote:Perhaps I could develop an alternative YT vid previewer which simply shows the cover image of the video along with its title and author, etc.
That reminds me of some sort of coding nightmare I had. Years ago, on a website I was running for a local club, I hand-crafted the code to generate a scrolling list of thumbnail images with titles, and a video viewer, given a specific youtube playlist. It worked beautifully for about three years. One day it just stopped working. On investigation I found youtube had completely replaced their API and requirements. I never bothered to fix it, the site eventually became abandoned. Such is life. Wink
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(2021-04-20, 01:17 PM)Laird Wrote: auto-embedding Twitter statuses seeing how fond the Woolley Stannoth is of posting bare Twitter links.


Thank you for this, though I’m not certain at this point what I can now do.  Big Grin

In fact I have found it rather frustrating posting Twitter links here up until now, but (in my ignorance) it was all I had. I assume that the links I post will now expand automatically a little and make it easier to see what they’re about.

Thanks again for all your efforts here Laird, sometimes you must think that they are taken for granted when I abuse you? I think I am able to simultaneously slag parts of ‘Laird’, while recognising the great work you do and simply your presence. Rest assured I remain grateful throughout. Think of my ego rants as a sort of ‘lovers tiff’.
Oh my God, I hate all this.   Surprise
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(2021-04-20, 03:38 PM)Typoz Wrote: Elsewhere, @Laird said,
That reminds me of some sort of coding nightmare I had. Years ago, on a website I was running for a local club, I hand-crafted the code to generate a scrolling list of thumbnail images with titles, and a video viewer, given a specific youtube playlist. It worked beautifully for about three years. One day it just stopped working. On investigation I found youtube had completely replaced their API and requirements. I never bothered to fix it, the site eventually became abandoned. Such is life. Wink

Nightmares like that are why I try to minimise dependencies as much as possible - not that you had any choice in your scenario. Your philosophical response might be the best one!
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(2021-04-20, 04:25 PM)Stan Woolley Wrote: I assume that the links I post will now expand automatically a little and make it easier to see what they’re about.

Exactly - if all goes well with the code.

(2021-04-20, 04:25 PM)Stan Woolley Wrote: when I abuse you

Not to worry, I've never taken our conflicts as abuse on your part - disagreements are simply par for the course on boards like this. The affirmation of your appreciation is nice to hear. "Lovers' tiffs" I'm not so sure about though. Surprise
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Today I found the youtube preview was expanding when I really would have preferred a simple text link. I ended up removing the link and just leaving the text, as I couldn't find how to disable the functionality.
(2021-04-28, 06:12 PM)Typoz Wrote: I couldn't find how to disable the functionality.

There should be a "Disable Link Previews" checkbox in Full Edit mode, just below "Disable Smilies".
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